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Opening Reception: Saturday, February 9, 2019 from 7-10PM. Light refreshments will be served. Exhibition Dates: February 9 – March 2, 2019. Gallery Hours: Tues-Thurs, Sat & Sun 10AM-4PM FOUR WOMEN. Curated by Peter Woods. A Modern Look at Black Women Artists in 4 Chapters. Four Women is an art exhibit that takes its name from the Nina Simone classic. The concept was simply to create space for the artist’s work to communicate with each other/to us/to what it means to…
Dean of African American composers, William Grant Still is the composer most associated with the Harlem Renaissance. His First Symphony combines classical form with the blues progressions and rhythms of popular African American music. The symphony will be performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with Thomas Wilkins as conductor.
The first major 21st-century museum retrospective on this famed mid-century artist, Charles White’s career and impact in the cities he called home: Chicago, his birthplace; New York, where he joined social causes and gained acclaim; and Los Angeles, where he developed his mature art and became a civil rights activist. The exhibition includes approximately 100 drawings and prints along with lesser-known oil paintings. A superb draftsman, White focused on images of both historical and contemporary African Americans, depicted in ideal…
Travel in a jungle safari with Clarence “CHAZZ” Ross and his 26 African Djembe Drums! Drums not only emulate animal sounds but also raindrops, sea breezes, earthquake rumbles and cracks of thunder. Everyone has the ability to create rhythm. Let your playfulness and imagination soar as you join in the fun with Chazz. A sensory experience for all ages.
Carboard Revival Series is a reflection of and meditation about the incongruity of our reality regarding housing and human rights. Artist Holly Tempo is a member of SBC SoLA Gallery’s women artists of color advisory council. This installation is on view during FRESH 2019, an exhibition juried by Steven Wong. Open Fridays & Saturdays,11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Join the Aquarium of the Pacific as it hosts its seventeenth annual African American Festival, celebrating the rich diversity of African American and African cultures. The festival will feature live entertainment and arts and crafts. Festival performers include Mardi Gras second line dancers, hip hop and break dancers, jazz musicians, interactive drum circles, West African dancers, and storytellers. Adults – $29.95, Seniors – $26.95, Children – $17.95, Children under three and Members are Free
Digitize and share your materials related to African American history in Jefferson Park and vicinity: photographs (prints, slides, negatives), letters, 3-D objects. Images will be shared publicly at the Los Angeles Public Library’s Digital Collections. Participants receive digital copies of their materials on a USB drive to keep. Limit of 10 scans per person.
In the Roaring Twenties, there was a great outburst of African American art and culture centered in the Harlem neighborhood of Manhattan. Composer William Grant Still was a big part of this, writing for jazz bands and radio shows before moving to Los Angeles to work in films. He filled his symphonies with the sound of the blues and African American spirituals.
Critically-acclaimed reggae artist and educator Aaron Nigel Smith invites the whole family to sing and dance to the songs of joy and freedom. Aaron is delighted to return to his former hometown for a performance and live recording of some of his best-known children’s songs. His reggae rhythms encourage families to sing, dance, and play together.